Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 14, 1685-1691. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Lunæ, 11 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
M. de Halyfax Speaker pro Tempore.
Bill to reverse L. Russell's Attainder.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for annulling and making void the Attainder of William Russell Esquire, commonly called Lord Russell."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative, nemine contradicente.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Atkins and Sir Edward Nevill:
To deliver the Bill for annulling and making void the Attainder of William Russell Esquire, commonly called Lord Russell.
The Messengers returned with this Answer:
That they had delivered the abovesaid Bill to the House of Commons.
Bill for uniting Protestants.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, an Act, intituled, "An Act for uniting Their Majesties Protestant Subjects."
ORDERED, That this Bill be read the Second Time on Thursday next.
E. of Holderness excused.
In regard of the great Age of the Earl of Holderness, this House doth dispense with his sending up Two Witnesses, to prove upon Oath his Disability to come up to attend this House.
Clarke, confined on Suspicion of being a Papist, released.
Upon reading the Petition of Robert Clark; shewing, "That he hath been some Time in Prison, upon Suspicion of being a Papist, and of having been lately in France; and praying to be discharged:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Robert Clark be, and is hereby, discharged from his present Restraint, paying his Fees; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To Sir Tho. Duppa, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, and to the Keeper of The Gatehouse, their Deputy and Deputies.
Marq. de Halyfax, Orator Procerum pro Tempore, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, videlicet, 12um diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.